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Old 12-02-2010, 07:29 PM
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:29 PM
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The truck would spit and sputter if you are having power issues, unlike my '67 that could start and run with out a battery, you have to have a power supply.

Like if you start your truck and then take the battery out, it will still run, but try driving down the road, aint gonna happen, it will so just as you described.
Agreed. I had this problem once with mom's old Cavaqueer. Battery and alternator quit on us, so I jumped it and got it to start. The whole way to the parts store the car ran like complete crap. I'm lucky I even made it. Got a new battery in it, got it home and replaced the alternator.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:06 PM
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Get a multimeter and see what voltage your battery has. Just cause it's a new battery, doesn't mean it's a good one(dead cell aka unsafe) or not a discharged one. What's the CCA rating on the battery? Is it a cold climate battery (C behind part number) ? If it's a discharged battery, the CCA output of the battery drops significantly enough to not turn the engine over....and just click even if it's only 1v down.

Can the vehicle be jump started? If it can, when you pull the cables off the ranger, does it still run? Keep that multimeter on the ranger battery to see if the voltage is dropping while it's running with cables off.

Is it super fast paced clicks or is it just a click, and nothing?? If good voltage and click and nothing, have someone in the truck trying to start it with the key all the way forward while you tap on the starter body. If it starts, congrats, you have your problem fingered out.

Why it started running like junk when idling for your pics? Hard to say. That's kind of not the issue at this point since it won't even turn the internals over for ya. But if I were to guess, it's fuel or spark related.


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Voltmeter would definitely help.
It may be your battery has a shorted cell, which would draw alot of power from your system and make the truck run badly. This would also cause it to not start from low voltage.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:44 PM
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It does sound like it's not getting full voltage all the time.
Like others have suggested, check the grounds & battery terminals.
Even if the battery shows 12v, it could still have a dead cell or not providing enough amps to power the electrical system.
You don't want to run it for long in that condition, it could fry the regulator in your alternator & you'll have to rebuild or replace it

Keep us updated on how it goes.
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Old 12-03-2010, 03:50 PM
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charles texted me a little while ago and said it was his belt tensioner, it wasnt putting enough tension on the alternator pully so it wasnt charging.
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Old 12-03-2010, 04:04 PM
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glad to hear you found out the problem
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:47 PM
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As pat said it was the tensioner.
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